Friendly reminder…. October 20th, 2014 -7pm – Annual auction at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens.
Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 3, 2013, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
from OrchidTalk Orchid Forum by mauraec
Saturday, Phillip and I decided to take 2 of my blooming paphs, the Berenice, and the Bel Royal, to the AOS Atlanta monthly judging. My newest (unregistered) vinicolor hybrid was giving me a headache trying to stake it properly, and making me feel as though I had to strangle it to get it to sit right. With Phillip’s encouragement (read “insistence”), I persevered however, and put the very dark, very pretty, but rather small and spindly little thing in the box with the two others. The Bel Royal was looked at and discussed among the judges for a long time, and ultimately “passed on” because of some inconsistent coloring on the pouches; the Berenice was given a look, but also passed on, and the vinicolor hybrid looked like it was going to be passed on before it was even seen by a judge – it was one of 2 out of the 26 plants left at the end. Then, wonder of wonders, the 5-judge team that picked it up decided they loved it! apparently, they would have given it an AM had it not had a couple of issues with the shape (slightly reflexed dorsal, slightly curving inward side petals). It did, however, garner an HCC – a score of 78.
Remaining issue – now I have to register it with the RHS. Very daunting prospect to come up with a grex name (already gave it the clonal name ‘Henry’s Turn’, for my son, since his big sister Abby had the first HCC named after her last August), but I shall again persevere – with a little help from my OT friends, I hope!
Anyway, here’s the final photo of the vinicolor (Paph. Hilo Ruby ‘XXL’ x Paph. Hsinying Glory ‘#2’), as well as a photo of the award certificate.
AOS judging seems to me, in my limited experience, to be a very unpredictable process, but I can hardly complain!
Originally posted at the Orchid Talk Forum
Thought it was pretty cool and interesting article and Orchid.
- Saturday 12.30 PM “How to Grow Orchids The Right Way” by Mary Stewart
- Saturday 2:30 PM “Phalaenopsis Species and Hybrids” by Nile Dusdieker
- Saturday 4:00 PM “Orchid re-potting demo”, by Lorraine Heyden
- Sunday 11:00 AM “How To Repot Properly”, by Mary Stewart
- Sunday 12:30 PM “Singapore World Orchid Congress high lights, by Richard Baehnman
- Sunday 2:00 PM “demo”, by Lorraine Heyden
Garden Talk with Rob Zimmer: Spring orchid show in Neenah puts Wisconsin’s native flowers in spotlightOrchids in the Treetops is the theme of the Northeast Wisconsin Orchid Society’s spring orchid show March 3-4 at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk in downtown Neenah. Learn all about orchids, from spectacular tropicals to hardy species found right here in Wisconsin.Did you know that Wisconsin has more native orchid species than Hawaii? That’s right. While Hawaii may boast the title of Orchid Capital of the World, only three species are actually native to the Hawaiian islands. By comparison, Wisconsin boasts nearly four dozen native orchids. Known for their often intricately detailed flowers that take on almost alien forms, orchids captivate those who collect them, both for their mysterious beauty and their delicate, fragile nature.
Growing orchids is not as difficult as many gardeners initially fear.
More orchid varieties are available now than ever before for indoor and outdoor gardeners. Learn all of the details at this year’s spring show.
A number of speakers and orchid growers will offer a series of informational and hands-on demonstrations throughout the two-day conference. On March 3, Mary Stewart will speak on how to grow orchids the right way at 12:30 p.m. Nile Dusdieker will present a program on one specific group of orchids in his presentation, Phalaenopsis species and hybrids at 2:30 p.m. The closing demo will be orchid repotting from Lorraine Heyden at 4 p.m….
Orchid Society Spring Show was featured on the Post Crescent website. To read the whole article, follow the links above.
REblogged by Lee Speakin